Governor Rauner talks debt transparency
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Governor Bruce Rauner took questions from reporters for the first time in weeks Thursday, including questions about the fall Veto Session.
11 of his vetoes were overturned during session, including the debt transparency bill.
The legislation will now require state agencies send financial reports to Comptroller Susana Mendoza once a month, instead of once a year.
Rauner said the act will cause needless spending, and the state should invest in technology upgrades instead.
“We're going to waste a lot of money generating reports monthly that will be worthless because things change day to day, said Governor Bruce Rauner, R-Illinois. “What we should be putting our money to is our computers system so everything is transparent real time."
Mendoza said the act will make it easier for her to handle the state's finances and debt payments.